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Kerala: 74-year-old pastor arrested for sexually assaulting a minor girl

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Kunnathunadu police of Ernakulam district of Kerala on Saturday (February 20, 2021) accused 74-year-old Christian priest Matthew for sexually assaulting a minor girl Arrested Have done After the arrest, the accused was sent to judicial custody by the court.

Police said Mathew has been charged under several provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act. An official of Kunnathunadu police station said, “We cannot disclose where the crime happened or other information related to it as it will reveal the identity of the girl child.”

The accused Mathew is a resident of Mukkadam near Konnathdi in Idukki district. According to the police, the crime took place in January and the girl’s mother lodged a complaint with the Kunnathunadu police station about the incident. Police told That the accused used to go door-to-door to preach religious matters.

It is worth mentioning that on 13 January 2021, the CID team of Andhra Pradesh arrested the Christian priest, Pravin Chakraborty, who kicked the deities of Hindus and made ordinary villages ‘Christ Villages’ (Christ Village). LRPF (Legal Rights Protection Forum) against him and his organization Sylom Blind Center A complaint was lodged with the Ministry of Home Affairs in 2019.

Various sections of the IPC – 153A, 153B (1) (C), 505 (2), 295A, 124A and 115K for promoting enmity between various religious groups against the clergy and for committing crimes in the place of worship Charges were made under. A case was also registered against him under Section 66F of the Information Technology Act.

At the same time, a CBI court in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday (December 23, 2020) found Father Thomas and nun Sister Sefi guilty of his murder, after 28 years of death under the circumstances of Sister Abhaya living in St. Pius Convent, Kottayam, Kerala. a life sentence Heard.

CBI court on each A fine of five lakh rupees Also planted. The court convicted Father Thomas Kottur and Sister Sefi of the Catholic Church on Tuesday (December 22, 2020) under sections 302 (murder) and 201 (tampering with evidence) of the Indian Penal Code. The court also found Father Kottur guilty of section 449 (trespassing) of the Indian Penal Code. Father Kottur was sent to the Central Jail in Poojapura, while Sister Sefi was sent to Attakulangara woman Sent to jail.

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